About Varanasi

Varanasi: the sacred and spiritual city of India. This is where several pilgrims bathed in the holy Ganges. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva, and created to be a religious city with the aim to provide devotion to Hindu deities by various priests and pilgrims. Varanasi has been blessed with 2000 temples, developed several years ago that were settled at the banks of Ganga. Temples enhances the soul of the city with mesmerizing chants that echoes along  the architectural designs of the old temples.

Public Transport System

Cab, Bus, Taxi, Autorickshaw, Trains

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: Low. Efficiency: Moderate.

Mode & Cost of Transports

Cabs are always available with a base fare of  Rs 165.12 until 4 miles.

Bus Jaunpur to Varanasi's base fare is Rs 61.Varanasi to Delhi's base fare is Rs 1035 after 3 to 4 hours.

Train Delhi to Varanasi's base fare costs Rs 1,850.

Autorickshaws arrive frequently at a base fare of Rs 50/2km.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.19
Cup of Coffee USD 1.71
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.63
Rice/Kg USD 0.60
White Bread USD 0.41
Eggs (12) USD 0.86
Combo Meal USD 3.42
Fine Dining USD 8.90
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.33
Domestic Beer USD 1.64
Imported Beer USD 2.88
Bottle of Wine USD 6.85
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.11
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.37
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.19
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 47.94

Do's:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you might walk long distances to enjoy the beauty of Varanasi.
  • Carry your own water, bug repellent, and biodegradable sunscreen.
  • Carry an umbrella/hat, as the sun will be out for most days. This will help prevent sunburns.
  •  Hire a guide to know more about the details of attractions in Varanasi.
  •  Try to find food nearby the attraction you're visiting beforehand.
  • Carry your own bottles of water to stay hydrated.

Dont:

  • Visit the city unprepared. 
  • Book your flight or hotel last minute.
  • Forget to stay safe under the sun by using sunscreen and sun-umbrellas.

Night Life

  • Sitting on the ghats with the wonderful breeze of air and temples lights in the evening is incredible.
  • Stop at a paan shop and have some banarasi paan.
  • Walk around the city ghats.
  • Night clubs are open in the evenings, most of them sports themed. A few examples of these evening entertainment establishments are as follows:
    • Mangi Ferra Cafe with outdoor sittings.
    • Bar Games at the 3rd floor bar stock exchange
    • 3Cherryz Sky Lounge & Cafe

Must See

  • Sailing through the river Ganges while watching the holy activities of the local pilgrims and priests
  • Bathing on the Ghats of the temples of river ganga an auspicious moment and refreshing.
  • Sitting by the river Ghat/sailing on river Ganga, watching the sunrise and sunset.
  • Visit the temples described in Hindu mythology.
  • Don’t forget to check out  the weavings and the weaver in the villages of Varanasi
  • Attend the festivals of Varanasi.
  • Try different foods unique to Varanasi.
  • Sailing through the river Ganges watching the holy activities of the pilgrims and priests
  • Bathing on the Ghats of the temples of river ganga.

Experiences

  • Boating on the river Ganges.
  • Explore Varanasi's archeological museum.
  • Yoga and Meditation.
  • Watch the evening aarti.
  • Burning ghat visit with the chants of the priests is peaceful.
  • Visit the Varanasi''s heritage sites.
  • Explore the handicrafts of Varanasi.
  • Check out Varanasi culture.

Activities

Shopping

JHV Mall
Shopping Malls
Cantonment Mall Road Besides Hotel Ramada Plaza, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Distance From City Center
4.5 Km from the main city of Varanasi
U.P. Cottage Emporium
Shopping Malls
D5/68, TRIPURA BHAIRAWI, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Distance From City Center
5.7 km from the city center
Varanasi Remembranees
Antique Markets
D.15/69, Manmandir, Dashashwamedh, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
5.3km from the main city center
Vinayak Plaza
Shopping Malls
C30/37-A-1, Maldahiya Crossing, Fatman Road, Maldahiya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.3 km from the main city of varanasi
Smart shopping
Shopping Malls
19-20, Hathwa Market, Chetganj Hathwa Market, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.2 km from the Varanasi city center
Shree Rajbandhu Sweets
Shopping Malls
CK 29, 9, Kachaudi Gali, Near Manikarnika Dwar, Govindpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.3 km from the main city Varanasi
Subhakamana Wedding Mall
Shopping Malls
C 21/4-A3,Station Rd, Vidyapeeth Rd, Lohamandi, Chetganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.5 km from the main city varanasi
Vandana Sarees - Best Banarasi Saree Shop | Lehenga Shop | Kurti Shop In Varanasi
Handicrafts and Souviners
Usha Gupta Ln, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010
Distance From City Center
4.2 km from the main city Varanasi
First Cry
Shopping Malls
C 19/187 13 K Fatman Road Opposite Sigra Thane, Gulab Bagh Colony, Sigra, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010
Distance From City Center
4.5 km from the main city
Om Tattoo Shop
Shopping Malls
Near Pandeypur Crossing, Naibasti, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002
Distance From City Center
5.4 km from city center
  • Handmade carpets of Varanasi
  • Stone carved idols.
  • Glass beads of wonderful shapes and designs.
  • Indic literature in the ancient shops.
  • Bangles and ornaments.
  • Carved curios of Varanasi.
  • Gulab Minakari works.
  • The traditional sweets of Varanasi.
  • Rudraksha Mala, one of the valuable beads in hindu mythology.

Official Language

Hindi

Other Language

Bhojpuri

Spoken Language

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Currency

Indian Rupee (INR)

Population

1.2 (Millions)

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Ambulance

102

 

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Police

100

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type D
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type M
Type M ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport - VNS

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Best time to visit

November, December, January, and February are the best couple of months for visitation due to the cold temperature. As well, hotel prices are slashed and there will be fewer tourists.

Moderate time to visit

March, April, May, and June are the transition months between winter and summer, making for some bearable weather.

Worst time to visit

July, August, September, and October are the worst months to visit due to the heavy rainfall in Varanasi that can create difficulties while travelling.

Taxi

Start Tariff: INR 75.00

1 Km. Tariff: INR 14.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: INR 60.00

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